This is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter recently – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. (Don’t worry, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get to Z…) Each month I’ll post a newish book I’ve enjoyed, preferably a friend’s book, plus a children’s book and an older book.
My ‘A’ books are:
A Fractured Winter by Alison Baillie.
The book in a few words: standalone crime fiction, set in Switzerland and Scotland (you can tell why I’m drawn to this one!), lovely word pictures of the scenery and life in a small Swiss village. All that, and a really suspenseful story…
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
I don’t know how many times I’ve read this one, and all the others in the series. A little orphan girl finds a home and love in Canada – and if I ever make it across the Atlantic, I’ll definitely visit Prince Edward Island.
Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh’s books are around the same era as Agatha Christie’s. Most of them feature Inspector Alleyn, who is promoted to superintendent by the end of the series, and some are set in New Zealand. This one’s the first of the ‘Alleyn and Troy’ books. (Troy is an artist who eventually marries Alleyn, but it takes them quite a few murder investigations to get there.)
I’m looking forward to choosing my ‘B’ books next month!
Book news: Stolen Sister is still on a 99p/c publication promotion, and I’m really pleased that it’s still up there in the UK top 100 on Amazon.
As far as my novellas are concerned, I’m busy choosing a cover for the fifth and final novella in the … in Switzerland series – cover-choosing is definitely one of the most fun parts about being a writer. Watch this space!